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Working with School Personnel for Safer Schools
With the passage of “Don’t Say Gay” bills in numerous states and book bans making national headlines, the past few years have been devastating for safe schools advocates. Many chapters are having a much tougher time getting their foot in the door at schools in their community – if they’re able to at all. This session examines the many different ways we can strive to make schools safer for LGBTQ+ students, by identifying the best ways to work with school personnel, from bus drivers and cafeteria staff to district level administrators and the school board.

Aug 24, 2022 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jamie Curtis (she/her)
Director of Chapter Engagement
Jamie Curtis joined PFLAG in May 2003. She is PFLAG’s Director of Chapter Engagement responsible for working with chapters throughout the United States and overseeing the Chapter Engagement team. Prior to serving as the Director of Chapter Engagement, Jamie served a Field & Policy Manager working with chapters in the eastern region and she began her tenure at PFLAG National as a Field and Policy Associate helping to manage chapter services. Before coming to PFLAG, Jamie gained experience by working with underprivileged youth in Washington, D.C. Jamie graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in international relations. Jamie hails from Auburn, New York.
Jamie Henkel (she/her)
Learning & Inclusion Manager
Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.